Funding Opportunities

Updated November 21, 2019  

Grant season is in full swing at the California Arts Council! Fifteen programs are now open with nearly $35 million projected to be awarded, the most in the agency’s history. Funding is available to support community arts, arts for youth, arts and justice projects, and operational and field support. Apply today!

NEW CHANGES TO THE MUSEUM ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (MAP) – NEXT DEADLINE DECEMBER 1 Exciting Changes are Coming to MAP! Two new Assessment types will be offered: Education & Interpretation and Board Leadership. The existing Organizational, Collections Stewardship, and Community & Audience Engagement assessments are getting fresh updates, and DEAI (diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion) components will be integrated into all assessments.


CALHUMANITIES GRANT WORKSHOP – DECEMBER 5 (SAN LUIS OBISPO)  Seeking funding for your upcoming public humanities event or documentary media project? Have questions about writing the proposal, filling out the budget form, or submitting work samples? Check out the upcoming workshop in San Luis Obispo on grant opportunities including two focused on media projects with the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


SAVE AMERICA'S TREASURES GRANT PROGRAM – DEADLINE DECEMBER 10 The National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), is now accepting applications for $13 million in matching grants to support the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections through the Save America’s Treasures program.


2020 COLLECTION ASSESSMENT FOR PRESERVATION (CAP) PROGRAM – DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2020 The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is accepting applications for the 2020 Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program. The CAP program is open to small and medium-sized museums, zoos, aquariums, arboreta, and botanical gardens in the United States. Participating institutions receive funding for a general conservation assessment from a qualified collection and building assessor.